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Following is a collection of free networking tools, clients, and documentation for various technologies and protocols - namely TCP/IP, UUCP, and FidoNet.
Note that we no longer use FidoNet, though for many years the Network Startup Resource Center (via PSGnet) operated FidoNet's international links from North America to the the rest of the world regions. Consisting of a few dozen direct dial-up links to Argentina, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and the UK, these links essentially bound FidoNet across the globe from the former USSR, through Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, Oceania, Africa, and Asia. For a number of years, the NSRC served as a major gate between FidoNet and the Internet, moving over 3000 messages per day.
Info about FidoNet standards and protocols, etc. is archived below.
Low-Cost TCP/IP Routerware
- FreeRTR - PC-UNIX-based, single floppy router
- KA9Q home - PC-based Ether/SLIP router - general versions
- KA9Q RAINet - PC-based Ether/SLIP router - RAINet hacked version
- PC-Route - PC-based Ether/SLIP router - RAINet hacked version
- NextHop GateD, was Merit GateD (commerical)
- GateD Documentation (commercial)
Fido Toys and Toolkits
- Fidogate FidoNet to Internet gateway
- FidoNet Starter Kit for DOS - Binkley, MsgEd, ParseLst, ...
- FidoNet Full Kit for DOS - the above with more toys, docs, ...
- FidoNet Kit for Macintosh - MacWoof
- FidoNet / UUCP Gateway - UFGATE
- FidoNet Kit for UNIX - RFmail
- FidoNet Archive - an FTP site with tons of Fidonalia
- Opus's Home: A FidoNet capable PClone BBS
FidoNet Documentation - Standards, Papers, etc.